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EPA Licence: How to avoid “death by a thousand cuts”

EPA Licence:  How to avoid “death by a thousand cuts”

An EPA Licence include those issued in respect of Integrated Pollution Control (IPC), Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) or Waste facilities. When your licence is managed correctly it becomes just another part of your business.  When you are not in control the process becomes “death by a thousand cuts”. All EPA licences are issued with a variety of...

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Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

A waste collection permit is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.   Existing permit holders should take note of the expiry date of your waste collection permit. A waste collection permit (WCP) is valid for 5 years from the grant date. In accordance with Section 24(1) of the...

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Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?

A Waste Collection Permit (WCP) is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a WCP is valid for 5 years from the day it was granted.  The WCP is issued...

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Manage your EPA Licence – don’t let it manage you!!!

Manage your EPA Licence – don’t let it manage you!!!

An EPA licence is issued with a variety of conditions which detail the extent to key issues to be addressed, including: Site Infrastructure Environmental emissions control and abatement measures Inspection, monitoring, and reporting requirements Data Management and Communications Plans There is a significant body of work required to address the conditions presented in IPC, IED or Waste...

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EPA Licence: Ensure you have high quality data

EPA Licence: Ensure you have high quality data

The effective management of an EPA Licence is dependant upon the quality of data available. Sampling and monitoring is a requirement of virtually all EPA licenses. The sampling and analysis stages require a high level of competency and quality control in order to ensure the resulting data is reliable, accurate and traceable.   A key element...

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Waste Facility Permit – Is yours up for renewal?

Waste Facility Permit – Is yours up for renewal?

Waste disposal and recovery activities in Ireland are required to hold an authorisation in accordance with the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended), a waste facility permit (WFP)s is one of the four tier system of authorisations which may be granted and must be renewed every 5 years with the licensing authority.  Waste Facility Permit...

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Licences and Permits

Licences and Permits

ECOS work with a wide range of business sectors to obtain and manage a variety of environmental licences and permits including:  Industrial Emissions (IE) and Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Waste Licence  Waste Facility & Collection Permits Licences to discharge wastewater to sewer, surface water or ground. Solvent certificates of compliance Water Abstractions Register ECOS work...

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Discharge Licence: Do You need one

Discharge Licence: Do You need one

A discharge licence is required if you discharge a trade effluent from your premises to either a public sewer, surface water or groundwater. The Water Pollution Act (1977) defined a trade effluent as a wastewater, which is discharged from premises used for carrying on any trade or industry (including mining) but does not include domestic...

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Trade Effluent to sewer Discharge Licence

Trade Effluent to sewer Discharge Licence

In order to apply for a licence to discharge trade effluent to sewer you will need to submit an application to Irish Water. Time and time again we come across businesses which have either had difficulties because they have not obtained a licence or have ended up with an unsustainable discharge licence. The former can...

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How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

Any company that discharges the following requires an effluent discharge licence:  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to waters  Sewage effluent to waters  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers  Under the provisions of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 and 1990 and the Water Services Act 2007 to 2013, local authorities are responsible for...

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